Darrel Starkey gets the gold!

We are so proud for each and every one of you, our super talented members, and we love hearing about your achievements and successes. On that note, congrats to Darrel Starkey from Taylor’s Hair Studio in Skegness who has won four regional awards as well as finalising for an international award within the hairdressing industry.

Darrel is a rising star within the hairdressing industry. He had an awesome year and also did an amazing  job during lockdown to support others including The Hair Charity by hosting two fab fund-raising auctions with Nicola Hamm. We are rooting for Darrel and we know his future in hairdressing is more than bright and promising.

Award wise, Darrel was announced Winner of the Colourist of the Year, Future Talent, Stylist of the Year and Creative Image of the Year at the Lincolnshire Salon Awards – a ceremony which celebrates the talent and passion for the hairdressing industry in each regional county. Having been listed as a finalist back in September, he was over the moon to be announced as the winner of four categories at the awards.

“To win four categories is truly unbelievable, I am absolutely overwhelmed. I love everything about the hairdressing industry and strive for nothing but perfection within the craft. I am so proud!” Darrel said.

As well as the regional awards, Darrel has finalised for this years AIPP Awards, an international awards group which honours and rewards the creativity and skill of hairdressers across the world. He was a finalist of the AIPP Best Colour category alongside an exceptional list of international colourists. His creative hairstyling and photographic work couldn’t go unnoticed. Now, he must wait for the final judgement which is due in 2021, in the hope of catching the judges’ imagination and hearts further with his expanded trend-led collection.

Well, what can we say? Best of luck, Darrel, you got this! You are already a winner to us.